Opinion | Scot Lehigh
A GOP critique based on false premises
Tuesday night’s events certainly seemed to please the Republican faithful. And yet there was one inconvenient problem: The essence of the GOP’s critique was based on false premises. It started off with House Speaker John Boehner likening America to a bar-room — A bar-room where a stranger enters and starts saying clueless things. And what would the regulars do, Boehner asked? Why, they’d “throw him out.” The crowd never quite embraced what Boehner obviously hoped would become a boisterous refrain. Still, the speaker’s message became unmistakably clear when the hypothetical stranger told a business owner who had struggled to keep his enterprise afloat that he didn’t build it. Why, that’s just what … what Barack Obama has done, if one is to believe his conservative critics.